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The Knowledge Wars by Nobel laureate Peter Doherty

We’re thrilled to publish Peter Doherty’s The Knowledge Wars internationally for the first time. Peter was joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 for his work on the immune system and was named Australian of Read More

Two more Tim Winton plays

A treat for our non-Antipodean friends: we have released two more recent plays by Tim Winton in e-book form. Following on from Rising Water (2012) we now have Signs of Life (2013) and Shrine (2014). The new plays show a deepening and Read More

Bernard Cohen wins the Russell Prize for Humour Writing

We were delighted (but hardly surprised) to hear last week that Bernard Cohen had won the inaugural Russell Prize for Humour Writing for The Antibiography of Robert F Menzies against a very strong field. Bernard donated his prize to two organisations Read More

Garry Disher’s shorter fiction

A real treat for the weekend: not one but two collections of Garry Disher’s shorter fiction, plus a special collection of those two collections. Garry first made his name as a short-story writer (The Age described him as the best in Read More

Judge rules for HarperCollins over Open Road in e-book rights case

This is Open Road’s cover of Jean Craighead George’s classic Julie of the Wolves, first published by Harper & Row (now HarperCollins) in 1972 and reprinted many times since then. It won the Newbery Medal and also the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis—which was won Read More

Great review of The Storyteller and his Three Daughters

The Shogun-ki at the Samurai Archives Japanese History Page has a new and in-depth review of Lian Hearn’s The Storyteller and his Three Daughters: In our opinion, Hearn writes the best researched, most accurate Japanese historical fiction to be had. Read More

The Stencil Man

Our latest book is also one of our earliest: it’s Garry Disher’s classic The Stencil Man, first published in 1988 and one of Garry’s first novels. The titular stencil man is Martin Linke, a proud and uncompromising figure who has Read More

The Secret Maker of the World

We are very proud and excited to announce the international launch of our first day-and-date title, Abbas El-Zein’s exquisite collection of short stories The Secret Maker of the World. These stories span continents and centuries and are inflected with genres Read More

Ignition… Blastoff… Launch!

It must have been 1994 or 1995 that I first spoke at a festival session about the Future of the Book. I remember Madonna had just announced that the best thing to curl up in bed with was a good Read More

Welcome to Ligature

Welcome to the Ligature website. Ligature is a cooperative electronic platform developed by me, Matt Rubinstein. Right now we publish electronic editions of most of my books as well as three award-winning classics of Australian young adult literature by Gillian Read More

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